I think now more than ever, Muslims in America are stereotyped as bad people. They are feared none-other than by association to terrorism based upon the way that they look. In some instances they find themselves victims of harassment, discrimination and in some instances victims of violence.
As an individual who has traveled frequently, I’ve been a witness to discrimination towards Muslims. For example, I was traveling back to the United States from Saudi Arabia; I was sitting next to a Muslim male from Morocco (who had a physical resemblance to Osama Bin Laden). As we were preparing to land, as a joke he turned to me and said that once we landed in New York that airport security would take him into custody for questioning. As soon as we landed they (security) did exactly what he said they were going to do, all because of the way that he looked.
Another time not long ago after the 911 attacks, and Indian storeowner in my area was brutally beaten by a group of men that had been personally affected by the attacks. They targeted this Indian man based on his resemblance to a “Muslim”. This man had dark skin, wore a Turban and had a long beard. With that being said he was a victim of violence based on a likeness or a stereotype. This victim was not even a Muslim; he was an Indian Sikh, which is a completely different religion.
With that being the case, we shouldn’t stereotype one another. God created different races, colors and creeds for us to get to know one another, not to be racist or hate each other. We all live here in America, and we were all traumatized by the attacks. Moving forward we should realize that terror has neither color nor religion. [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2011, 11). Why I Think 9/11 Attacks Made Life Harder for Muslim Who Live in America. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 11, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Why-I-Think-9-11-Attacks-Made-851431.html
"Why I Think 9/11 Attacks Made Life Harder for Muslim Who Live in America" StudyMode.com. 11 2011. 11 2011 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Why-I-Think-9-11-Attacks-Made-851431.html>.
"Why I Think 9/11 Attacks Made Life Harder for Muslim Who Live in America." StudyMode.com. 11, 2011. Accessed 11, 2011. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Why-I-Think-9-11-Attacks-Made-851431.html.